The Florida Panthers officially announced Monday that Dale Tallon has been promoted from executive vice president and general manager to president of hockey operations. Tom Rowe was also promoted from assistant general manager to general manager of the team. It had been mentioned recently that the Panthers were making changes in their hockey operations department.
Tallon just finished his sixth season as the general manager with Florida. During his time in the organization, the club had won two division titles in 2011-12 and 2015-16. He had prior experience as an NHL general manager with the Chicago Blackhawks where he drafted Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith.
Rowe has been climbing up the organizational ladder at a fast pace. He was formerly the head coach of the Panthers affiliate in the American Hockey League. He was promoted to the assistant general manager of the Panthers this past January.
On a side note, Eric Joyce has been named the assistant general manager of the Florida Panthers. He will continue to be the general manager of the Panthers affiliate in the AHL.